Real vs. Steal

Update: This post has been updated on February 9, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

While I was still majorly crushing for the “Pistol” boots, somehow Acne‘s “Jensen” chelsea boot has managed to gain quite some popularity in the fashion world, especially among fashion bloggers. You really have to leave it to Acne to only have to tweak a few minimal details on a simple boot design here and there and – BOOM! – bestseller! I love all the pointy details of the Jensen boot, just not its price of $560!

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots in black and beige

Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Bootsls
($560, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Shopbop, Acne Studios, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Foward by Elyse Walker, Barneysls, Net-A-Porterls, S|Sense, MyTheresa, Harvey Nichols, Monnier Frères & Matches Fashionls.

Style Bloggers Love Acne Studios

Personal style bloggers such as Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) have all been spotted wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots.

Helena (Brooklyn Blonde), Lee (FIGTNY), Melanie (The Tia Fox) and Julia (Gal meets Glam) wearing Acne Studios Jensen Ankle Boots

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Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties

Update (02/09/2017): Spotted these lovely Acne Jensen inspired faux suede booties at Express today. Price: $59.90. Steal deal alert!

Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Express Faux Suede Pointed Toe Booties
($59.90, Express)

Spurr “Piper” Ankle Boots

Update (02/09/2017): Also came across these Jensen look-alike chelsea booties by Spurr which come in either black, taupe or black faux suede and cost $69.95 AUD.

Spurr "Piper" Ankle Boots in taupe faux suede and black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Spurr “Piper” Ankle Boots
($69.95 AUD, The Iconic)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Ankle Boots

Update (12/29/2016): Didn’t expect Forever 21 to come up with such a spot-on and totally gorgeous Acne Jensen boot dupe, but hey I’m not complaining! Price: $32.90, so get this steal deal while it’s still available.

Forever 21 Pointed-Toe Metal Tip Chelsea Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Forever 21 Faux Leather Ankle Boots
($32.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also at Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots

Update (12/25/2016): Spotted these amazing Acne Jensen boot dupes at And Other Stories today. The only noticeable difference is the missing metal toe cap, otherwise they’re pretty much identical. Also, these chelsea boots are pretty reasonably priced at $155 and come in either black smooth leather or black and burgundy suede. So in love with these booties!

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots in black and burgundy suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

And Other Stories Pointed-Toe Leather Chelsea Boots
($155, & Other Stories)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yalyn” Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Booties

Update (11/30/2016): Stumbled upon these almost identical Acne Jensen dupes by Marc Fisher LTD which have star-shaped stud-details in the back that look a lot like Valentino (see here for comparison). Plus, they’re currently on sale for $149.99 at Amazon (down from $199).

Marc Fisher LTD Yalyn Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yalyn” Metal Studded Leather Chelsea Bootiesamazon
($149.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also at 6pm, Lord & Taylorls & Marc Fisherls.

Bronx “Carter” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): Discovered these spot-on Jensen dupes by Bronx which look so much like the real deal, but cost so much less. Steal deal alert!

Bronx "Carter" Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Bronx “Carter” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Bootsamazon
(£103.24, Amazon.co.uk)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, About You & Edited.

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots

Update (11/11/2016): Also spotted these amazing Acne Jensen look-alike booties by Buffalo today and just had to share them with you.

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots in taupe suede and black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Buffalo Pointy Chelsea Boots
(€40, Buffalo)

P.S.: Also available at Zalando, Otto, About You & About You #2.

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): This Bianco bootie lacks the metal cap to be a perfect Acne dupe, but otherwise the design is pretty much spot-on!.

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Bianco Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots
(€159.95, Zalando)

Sixtyseven “Emilia” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots

Update (11/11/2016): I also like these suede ankle booties by Sixtyseven which also remind me of the Acne Jensen chelsea boots heavily. Available in black or brown suede for under €80.

Sixtyseven "Emilia" Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots in brown and black suede (Acne Studios Jensen inspired)

Sixtyseven “Emilia” Pointed-Toe Chelsea Ankle Boots
(€79.95, Zalando)

P.S.: Also available in black smooth leather at Görtz.

Guess “Safarri” Pointy Ankle Booties

Update (11/11/2016): And here’s another Acne inspired ankle boot! It’s by Guess, comes in various colors and uppers and is currently on sale for $49.99 at Amazon (was $139).

Guess "Safarri" Pointy Ankle Booties in black (Acne Studios Jensen inspired)

Guess “Safarri” Pointy Ankle Bootiesamazon
($49.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at 6pm, Dillard’s, Guessls, Guess (Canada)ls, Amazon.co.ukamazon, Amazon.deamazon, Amazon.framazon, Omoda, Otto & Zalora.

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots

Update (08/29/2016): Here’s another lovely and budget-friendly Acne Jensen alternative I discovered today at Old Navy. Looks so much like the real deal, but costs only $26 (sale price)! A taupe faux suede version can be found here ($13.99).

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots in black (Acne Studios Jensen dupe)

Old Navy Faux-Leather Pointy Ankle Boots
($26, Old Navy)

Steve Madden “Anella” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (08/24/2016): Came across these lovely suede chelsea boots by Steve Madden which are a great alternative to the Acne Jensen booties above. Available in black or taupe suede for $49.98 (sale price!).

Steve Madden "Anella" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots in taupe and black suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Steve Madden “Anella” Pointed-Toe Ankle Bootsls
($49.98, Steve Madden)

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Boots

Update (07/14/2016): Just spotted these fab and budget-friendly faux leather Acne Jensen boot dupes at NA-KD. Price: $19.32.

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Boots in black and faux suede (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

NA-KD Pointy Chelsea Bootsls
($19.32, NA-KD)

Human Premium “Dena” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (04/29/2016): And here’s another stylish Acne Studios Jensen boot look-alike! By Human Premium, price: $119.97 AUD (sale price!), available in black leather or tan suede.

Human Premium "Dena" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots in black and tan suede (Acne Studios Jensen knockoffs)

Human Premium “Dena” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots
($111.97 AUD, StyleTread)

Alias Mae “Dexter” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots

Update (03/16/2016): Stumbled upon another great Acne Studios Jensen dupe today! These pointy ankle boots by Alias Mae retail for $219.95 AUD and come in various colors and uppers.

Alias Mae "Dexter" Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Alias Mae “Dexter” Pointed-Toe Ankle Boots
($153.97 AUD, The Iconic)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yale” Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties

Luckily, I’ve pretty much found the perfect Acne Jensen dupe in these chelsea boots by Marc Fisher LTD which retail for less than one third of the real deal’s price and are available in an array of colors and uppers. Score!

Marc Fisher LTD "Yale" Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties (Acne Studios Jensen dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yale” Pointy Toe Chelsea Booties
($179, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, 6pm, Lord & Taylorls, Nordstromls, Marc Fisherls, Bloomingdale’s & Belk.

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, S|Sense, Brooklyn Blonde, FIGTNY, The Tia Fox, Gal meets Glam, Express, The Iconic, Forever 21, & Other Stories, Lord & Taylor, Buffalo, About You, Old Navy, Zalando, Steve Madden, NA-KD, StyleTread, Alias Mae, Marc Fisher

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I think we can all agree that a black leather jacket is an absolute wardrobe staple and should be owned by every man and woman. I also think we can all agree on the fact that Acne Studios happens to make some of the best leather jackets everrrrrrr! (Velocite aviator jacket, anyone?) – Unfortunately, Acne leather jackets (also leather jackets in general) come at a price; in this particular case at $1.650 which is obviously a lot of money, even for a really cool leather jacket. But fret not, my dear fashionistas on a budget! Just keep on scrolling to discover how to get the uber-cool Acne moto look for a whole lot less.

Acne Studios Mock Leather Moto Jacket in black

Acne Studios Mock Leather Moto Jacket
($1.650, Forward by Elyse Walker)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Shopbop, Net-A-Porterls, Barneysls, Need Supply Co., Acne Studios, S|Sense, La Garçonne, Matches Fashionls, MyTheresa & Ottepjx.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Acne Studios

Celebs such as Kendall Jenner and fashion bloggers like Carolyn (Hey Pretty Thing) and Jane Song (FitFabFun Mom) have been spotted wearing an Acne Studios Mock Leather Moto Jacket.

Kendall Jenner & Fashion Bloggers wearing Acne Studios Mock Leather Moto Jacket

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Mango Carla2 Zipped Biker Jacket

While browsing through Mango‘s new arrivals recently, I happened to stumble upon this Acne Mock inspired moto leather jacket which retails for under $100 and comes in either black or white. It’s also made of faux PU leather, so this jacket is both budget- and animal-friendly! Love! If you’re really after a genuine leather Acne jacket dupe however, check out this option for $199.99 (available in black, red and brown).

Mango Carla2 Zipped Biker Jacket in black and off-white (Acne Studios Mock dupes)

Mango Carla2 Zipped Biker Jacket
($99.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Mango (UK)ls, Mango (EU) & Zalando.

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Pinterest, Hey Pretty Thing, FitFabFun Mom, Mango

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Update: This post has been updated on February 8, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I only have one word for this choker necklace by Céline: OBSESSED! One of the most amazing statement necklaces I’ve seen in the last few years. I just love the chunky gold chain links with the massive ID tag, they make the necklace look uber-luxurious (and also quite heavy), don’t you agree? And just like every other piece coming from the French design house, this necklace has become quite the “It“-thing to have. I’m not sure how much it costs, but even if one had the funds to splurge on this highly coveted necklace, it’d probably be very hard to come by now that it has become so popular.

Céline ID Chain Choker Necklace in gold

Céline ID Choker Necklace
(Price Unknown, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Celebrities Love Céline

Kim Kardashian and Rihanna wearing Céline ID Choker Necklace

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Aldo “Delmoral” Curb Chain Link Choker Necklace

Update (02/08/2017): Found this cool and budget-friendly chain link choker at Aldo today and it instantly reminded me of the Céline necklace above. Price: $18.

Aldo "Delmoral" Curb Chain Link Choker Necklace in gold (Céline ID dupe)

Aldo “Delmoral” Curb Chain Link Choker Necklacels
($18, Aldo)

Forever 21 Curb Chain Collar Necklace

Update (08/24/2015): Spotted these budget-friendly chain necklaces at Forever 21 today and thought they’d be a great alternative to the Céline ID choker above.

Forever 21 Curb Chain Collar Necklace in gold and silver (Céline ID knockoffs)

Forever 21 Curb Chain Collar Necklace
($7.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

Banana Republic Link ID Necklace

Update (07/30/2015): Came across a silver-tone Céline link id necklace at Banana Republic today. What do you think?

Banana Republic Link ID Necklace in silver (Céline knockoff)

Banana Republic Link ID Necklacecj
($69.50, Banana Republic)

P.S.: Also available at Banana Republic (Canada) & Banana Republic (EU).

Nasty Gal “Eliza” Chain Choker Necklace

Update (12/29/2013): Another awesome Céline chain necklace dupe find! Check out this killer statement choker from Nasty Gal! Pretty cool, huh?

Nasty Gal "Eliza" Chain Choker Necklace in gold (Céline ID knockoff)

Nasty Gal “Eliza” Chain Choker Necklacels
($45, Nasty Gal)

LuLu*s Identify My Love Gold ID Necklace

Update (07/13/2013): LuLu*s has also a very similar Céline ID necklace alternative available for $41!

LuLu*s Identify My Love Gold ID Necklace (Céline ID knockoff)

LuLu*s Identify My Love Gold ID Necklace
($41, LuLu*s)

ASOS Jumbo ID Necklace

Update (04/15/2013): And here’s another great and budget-friendly Céline ID necklace alternative by ASOS. Love these necklaces and at only $20 a pop, they’re a total steal!

ASOS Jumbo ID Necklace in gold and silver (Céline ID look-a-likes)

ASOS Jumbo ID Necklace
($20.01, ASOS)

BagInc Celebrity Style ID Chain Choker Necklace

Update (03/25/2013): Just found this lovely and budget-friendly Céline ID Choker look-a-like by BagInc. Use our exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” to get 10% off your entire order! Available in gold, rose gold and silver.

BagInc Celebrity Style ID Chain Choker Necklace in gold and silver (Céline look-a-like)

BagInc Celebrity Style ID Chain Choker Necklace
($19, BagInc)

Mango ID Choker

Update (03/25/2013): Mango also has a Céline inspired choker necklace for $29.99!

Mango ID Choker Necklace in gold (Céline look-a-like)

Mango ID Choker
($29.99, Mango)

GoJane Thick Plate Chain Necklace

Update (02/16/2013): And here’s yet another fabulous but affordable Céline ID necklace look-a-like! I’m really loving this $45 gold chain necklace from GoJane! Also available in silver.

GoJane Thick Plate Chain Necklace in gold (Céline ID knockoff)

GoJane Thick Plate Chain Necklace
($45, GoJane)

Nasty Gal New Identity Necklace

Update (02/16/2013): Thanks again to reader Amira for finding another Céline ID bracelet look-a-like. Check out this lovely rose gold chain link choker from Nasty Gal! Only $35! Matching chain link bracelet available.

Nasty Gal New Identity Necklace in rosegold (Céline ID knockoff)

Nasty Gal New Identity Necklacels
($35, Nasty Gal)

Nicholas ID Necklace

Update (02/06/2013): Found another great and even budget-friendlier Céline ID necklace alternative by Nicholas. Available in gold, silver and rosegold. Matching id bracelets available as well.

Nicholas ID Necklace in gold (Céline knockoff)

Nicholas ID Necklace
($120, Shopbop)

Melody Ehsani “Love Me or Leave Me” Chain Link Necklace

Update (02/06/2013): Thanks to our reader Amira who told us about this Céline necklace look-a-like by Melody Ehsani.

Melody Ehsani "Love Me or Leave Me" Chain Link Necklace in gold (Céline ID knockoff)

Melody Ehsani “Love Me or Leave Me” Chain Link Necklace
($32.95, Nordstrom Rack)

nOir Jewelry “Afonso” ID Necklace

If you’re just as crazy about the Céline ID choker necklace as me and are on the lookout for a look-4-less option, I have found this super similar chain link necklace by nOir Jewelry which would be a great alternative. It’s not quite as chunky and massive as the real deal and also longer, but it still mimics the overall look. A matching id braceletcj available as well.

nOir Jewelry Afonso ID Necklace in gold (Céline knockoff)

nOir Jewelry “Afonso” ID Necklacecj
($150, Urban Outfitters)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopcj.

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Update: This post has been updated on June 22, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

So I first fell in love with these gorgeous satin mules by No. 21 while writing up a Real vs. Steal post on the Mua Mua Instagram Bag last September. And it seems like a lot of you were equally in love with these beauties as I have received several reader requests to feature a budget-friendly alternative, one of them coming from Stephanie:

I have been looking for a dupe for the N°21 satin high heel mule. Please post a duplicate if you find any.

Thanks S.P.G.

Your wish is my command, Stephanie. I couldn’t find a perfect dupe yet, but I am positively sure some of the usual suspects will catch onto this shoe trend and give us a budget-friendly alternative for under $150 soon. Pretty, please?

No. 21 Ronny Knotted Mules in suede, satin and leather

No. 21 Ronny Knotted Satin Mulesls
($565, Net-A-Porter)

P.S.: Also available at Farfetch #1ls & Farfetch #2ls.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love No. 21

Style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Leandra Medine (Man Repeller), Folake Huntoon (Style Pantry) and Vogue Italy fashion editor Georgia Tal have all been spotted wearing No. 21 Ronny Knotted Satin Mules.

Leandra Medine (Man Repeller), Folake Huntoon (Style Pantry) and Georgia Tal wearing No. 21 Ronny Knotted Satin Mules

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ASOS “Havoc” High Heeled Mules

Update (02/07/2017): Spotted these cute pink bow satin mules at ASOS in the new arrivals section today and they instantly reminded me of the No. 21 version above. Not an identical dupe and unfortunately not available in green satin, but still quite close to the real deal. Price: $53 and the “Havoc” is also available in gold.

ASOS "Havoc" High Heeled Bow Mules in pink satin (No. 21 Ronny dupes)

ASOS “Havoc” High Heeled Mules
($53, ASOS)

French Connection “Kasen” Suede Mules

Et voilà, here’s a suede No. 21 Ronny alternative I discovered at French Connection. The folding on these suede mules isn’t quite as bold and extreme as on the designer originals, but the overall look still reminds me of the No. 21 Ronnys above. Such a bummer they don’t come in a satin version though!

French Connection "Kasen" Suede Mules in black (No. 21 Ronny dupes)

French Connection “Kasen” Suede Mules
($79.97, Nordstrom Rack)

P.S.: Also available at French Connection (US) & French Connection (EU + UK).

Image source(s): Net-A-Porter, Farfetch, ShoeScribe, Man Repeller, @manrepeller Instagram, Style Pantry, The Urban Spotter, ASOS, French Connection

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Update: This post has been updated on February 1, 2017. Scroll down to see the new add.

I feel like lately ankle boots have become the new high heels. Heeled booties? Yes, please! But favorably with a block heel, so the boots stay wearable and the heel height stays manageable. We know by now that French fashion house, Céline, can get away with pretty much anything and everything and still easily maintain that understated coolness vibe. Case in point: their latest “It“-shoe of the moment, the Rodeo High Ankle Boot; a very loooong and very pointy Western-style ankle boot with a wooden block heel and heavy, brass-colored studs along the sole. At first, I wasn’t much of a fan of the boot when I saw it on its own, but once the blogger and street style outfits started rolling in featuring these Cowboy-style infused booties, I was instantly won over: these boots have some serious iconic shoe potential. And if you can afford them, by all means, invest in them! If you can’t, however, just keep on reading to find more budget-conscious options that will give you a similar Céline Rodeo boot look.

Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots in black

Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots
(£1.200, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal.

Style Bloggers & Fashion Insiders Love Céline

Personal style bloggers and fashion insiders such as Pernille Teisbaek, Amanda Shadforth (Oracle Fox), Sara Escudero (Collage Vintage) and Jennifer Grace (Native Fox) have all been spotted wearing a pair of Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots.

Personal style bloggers & fashion insiders wearing black Céline Rodeo High Ankle Boots

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Jeffrey Campbell “Walton” Studded Boots

Update (02/01/2017): Discovered these amazing Céline Rodeo dupe boots by Jeffrey Campbell! They’re available in various colors and retail for $168.

Jeffrey Campbell "Walton" Studded Boots in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

Jeffrey Campbell “Walton” Studded Boots
($168, Urban Outfitters)

P.S.: Also available at Free People, Karmalooppjx, Nordstromls, Revolve & Zalando.

BCBGeneration “Jonnie” Stud Detail Block Heel Booties

Update (12/14/2016): Spotted another Céline Rodeo inspired ankle bootie by BCBGeneration. It’s not quite as extreme in its features as the real deal, but close enough to give you a similar look. Available in black leather as well as mink and wheat suede. Currently on sale for $69.69 at Amazon.

BCBGeneration "Jonnie" Stud Detail Block Heel Booties in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

BCBGeneration “Jonnie” Stud Detail Block Heel Bootiesamazon
($69.69, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetrocj, Nordstromls, BCBGeneration, HSN, Sole Society, Revolve, Bluefly, Amazon.co.ukamazon & Amazon.deamazon & Amazon.framazon.

Office “Levi” Studded Western Boots

I love Office‘s shoes! There I said it. I own several pairs of Office shoes and love them all to death! The quality is pretty decent, the prices are fair and the collections are all very up-to-date and with a lot of designer inspired, budget-friendly options in between. “Levi” is quite obviously inspired by Céline’s Rodeo boots without being a blatant knock-off, plus it’s quite affordable at £98. And it’s also available in a non-studded version if studs aren’t exactly your thing.

Office "Levi" Studded Western Boots in black (Céline Rodeo dupes)

Office “Levi” Studded Western Boots
(£98, Office)

P.S.: Also available at Amazon.co.ukamazon.

Image source(s): Céline, @pernilleteisbaek Instagram, Oracle Fox, Collage Vintage, Native Fox, Dillard’s, Office

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